Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Launched on December 26th 1989 @ 9% abv. Abv reduced from 9% to 8.5% in 2003.
The particular character and the unique taste of "Delirium Tremens" result from the use of three different kinds of yeast. Its very original packing, which resembles cologne ceramics, and the colourful label contribute to its success.
In 1997, Stuart A. Kallen nominated Delirium Tremens as "best beer in the world". A gold medal during the "world beer championships" in Chicago (1998) confirmed that worldwide recognition.

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Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2007
750 ml. Pours a fluffed, fanatical white head. Smells of affluent grains, tiny yeast, and trouble. Very typical of the Belgian Strongs. Mouthfeel is encompassing yet sinister with balanced pepper in the back. This beer never fails to please.

NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
very light and fluffy, kinda like a marshmallow dipped in beer. distinct vanilla overtone, very light, very refreshing. nice.

norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 11.2 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy. White head dissipates quickly. Bread and caramel nose, (mint?). First sip is srtong malt. Pear, citrus, some yeast. Light, lingering finish

mhollender22 (9) - USA - JUN 11, 2007 does not count
If you need to convince someone of the amazing flavor and beauty of a Belgian Strong Ale, point them to the Delirium. This beer is really fantastic, nice floral notes, good finish, refreshing. Perfect

DirtyDKB (5) - USA - JUN 8, 2007 does not count
Smells AMAZING, beautiful color, very fruity flavor....was recommended to me when i said i liked Kwak and Chimay Blue, though I consider both superior.

bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2007
bottle in the picture.... corked. neato. sweet smell, highly carbonated, big white head on top of a dark yellow body with lots of sediment. very smooth taste with a slight zing of co2 just as you open you mouth after the swallow.

SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Had this before, but now for a rating...Smell is great, lots of sweetness.....Big-Medium head, lacing is pretty good- over average....light golden colour....VERY drinkable, smooth, delicous, ...is this really 8.5?? Smell of honey, caramelized light hops, some maple.... a joy to drink!

vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled. highly unusual clay bottle. Amazing sweet, clove, vanilla, fudge, banana and slight cinamon aroma. Very nice full body and alcohol remians well masked. endearing sweet finish with and aromatic spicey twist. Worthy of its repuatation

Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful orange beer with a whitish coloured head. Lots of sediment rising from the bottom of the tumbler. Nice bubbles, decent carbonation. Spicy, tart aromas, yeasty, some alcohol presence. Very nicely balanced nose. Fruity, slightly acidic taste with lots of sweetness. Rather tart flavour. Very drinkable though despite its high alcohol content. Faint bitter finish.

OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draught - Pours hazy golden with a short white head that stays briefly. Aromas of yeast, pears, apples, and peppery spice. Flavor is yeasty as well with pears, apples, some apricot sweetness sneaks in before the corriander and a pinch of pepper at the finish. Palate is well carbonated but pretty smooth. Nice tripel!

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